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Re: Using a script licensed under GPL in an application licensed under a


From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: Using a script licensed under GPL in an application licensed under a license that's not compatible with GPL
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 09:51:37 +0100

On 13 Dec 2006 15:23:33 -0800
address@hidden wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> My application consists of a collection of scripts (full source
> distributed) licensed under a license that I'll call A.
> I want to distribute with my application, the source version of a
> script licensed under GPL. This script (source) will be imported and
> used at runtime by my application.
> 
> Is this allowed when license A is not compatible with GPL ?

Yes. Your scripts are not based on or derived from that script, so it
cannot have an influence on the copyright status of your original work.
It's what is called "mere aggregation" in the GPL. 

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